Falling in love in London could become a very big problem for an Aussie expat

THE EXPAT MIND: If you fall in love with someone from overseas and the relationship becomes serious, it may create a real dilemma about your future. Why and what should you do about it?

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The psychology of living overseas: Is home not your home anymore?

THE EXPAT MIND: Do Aussies who venture overseas to live do so because they don’t feel entirely at home in Australia. Are they are looking for something or somewhere different – a place where they feel that they might actually belong?

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Rediscovering cool East London… by kayak [PHOTOS]

East London has become the hippest and most happening part of the city and I recently discovered that the best way to get under its skin is from a kayak.

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10 things I wish I knew before moving to the UK

You might know what flip flops are, but do you know what they call undies? LAURENCE DRISCOLL helps us traverse those first few months in the UK when you come from the land down under.

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I have absolutely been spoiled by London, and it may not be a good thing

‘Culture shock’ is the term usually used for an immigrant or tourist becoming disorientated when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life. But could it apply in reverse when you are trying to integrate your way back into life after returning home?

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Best park life in London: It’s the place to be for summer sun frivolity

LONDON’S 10 TOP GREEN SPACES: The concept of ‘going to the park’ in Australia conjures up images of children’s birthday parties and unruly teenagers looking for a place to drink after dark. In London, the park stands for something completely different.

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Kebabs in London – a late night revelation

Why have they given me a fork? Kebabs aren’t meant to be civilised!

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A pick-up line you will only ever hear in London

A romantic offer only Londoner could successfully deploy and fall for…

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Do you say ‘thank you’ to the London bus driver?

A simple trip on the bus makes an Aussie expat question her perceptions of what common courtesy is. Are Aussies more polite than Brits?

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Kitting out your new London digs: should you go new or second hand?

Most Aussies coming to London aren’t making a permanent move, so finding affordable options to fit out their new home is a must. There’s markets, and then there’s Argos…

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That moment when I realised London was my home

It took a chance encounter with a barfly and his dog at the pub down the road for this Aussie expat to discover he was a London local.

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It’s easy for an Aussie expat to pick up a London accent, innit

But don’t just think the expat affliction of acquiring an English accent is necessarily about contracting posh, clipped tones and a habit of saying yo-gurt, instead of yogurt.

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Got a spare 48 hours in wintery London? Here’s what to do…

A ‘not your usual whistle-stop tourist itinerary’ for the visitor to London, or just some great ideas for locals looking for something a little different to do to keep their cockles warm.

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Make money from your London home when you’re away

Travellers are discovering a whole new way of paying for their personal holidays or making money from their business trips.

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Loving London doesn’t prevent the occasional bouts of homesickness and culture shock

To any Aussie expat experiencing any kind of culture shock or longing for home, remember that you’re not alone. But don’t lose your patriotism, and don’t lose heart.

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